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.@HotBoyTurk32 - "Get Money Stay Real 2" Mixtape (@DJScream @MsRiverCity)

Mixtape: Turk - "Get Money Stay Real 2" Mixtape

Ms. RC: DJ Scream and DJ Hektik host Turk's "Get Money Stay Real 2" available for free download below.

Audio: @Typ_iLL - "Without Love" (prod. @itz5ickness)

Audio: Typ-iLL - "Without Love" (prod. by 5ickness)

DM360: Typ-iLL and longtime collaborator/producer, 5ickness, put on for their hometown of Long Island, N.Y. with a summery, uplifting new joint, "Without Love." From the crackling needle drop to the fading vocal loop, the track is both an ode to Strong Island and a message to anyone doubting Typ's passion and love for his art.

Audio: Lil George - "Truth" (@LilGeorgeBMB @Tygereye)

Audio: Lil George - "Truth"

Dove: After a crazy weekend of media rumors stemming from a strong TMZ headline about Meek Mill's "I Got The Juice" possibly having a similar hook to his own "Sauce" single, Lil George of Detroit's B.M.B. Entertainment takes a moment to speak his mind with "Truth".

Video: @KayCola - "Royal" (@JoeBayer)

Video: Kay Cola - "Royal"

Joe: In her powerful, socially charged video, Kay Cola brings the never ending fight for equality to light as she reminds us that although injustices take place, we are all royalty. Kay Cola isn't shy about raising awareness concerning the repression that has been taking place and she continues to voice her strong stance.

Audio: @Baeza @E40 - "Striktly Business" (@AudibleTreats)

Audio: Baeza f/ E-40 - "Striktly Business"

A.T.: Rising Rapper/Entrepeneur From Fresno, CA Releases New Single via Mass Appeal, The Man Album to be Released on Friday.

Audio: @Big_VK1 @FreddieGibbs - "Suitcase Switch" (prod. @ApolloBrown) @MelloMusicGroup

Audio: Verbal Kent f/ Freddie Gibbs - "Suitcase Switch" (prod. Apollo Brown)

MMG: Chicago's Verbal Kent (of Ugly Heroes) puts the Apollo Brown static crackler under the needle and trades verses with the one and only Gangsta Gibbs on this new song. Suitcase Switch is the first single from Verbal Kent's upcoming album Anesthesia (in-stores 9/11). You can download the first track now at iTunes.

Video: Chinx f/ Meet Sims - "On Your Body"

Video: Chinx f/ Meet Sims - "On Your Body"





"On Your Body"

Video: Ricky Rude - "Freestyle" (@RudeRicky)

Video: Ricky Rude - "Freestyle"

RR: Today Greek-American rap/rock lyricist Ricky Rude delivers the visual for “Freestyle”, taking us on a tour of his stomping grounds in Camden, New Jersey. The young songwriter continues to shine light on South Jersey’s music scene with the release of his latest mixtape Rude Radio Vol. 1.

Video: @Sadistik x @Kno - "To Be In Love"

Video: Sadistik x Kno - "To Be In Love"

Sadistik: The Cult Leader of indie rap will team up with The Emo Premo to release a collaborative project entitled Phantom Limbs on August 11th, 2015. Sadistik & Kno, who have connected on previous tracks such as 2013's "Kill The King" off of Sadistik's Flowers For My Father & 2014's "Castles" from CunninLynguists' Strange Journey Volume Three will drop the 7 track project, produced entirely by Kno, as a precursor to Sadistik's headlining slot on The Nightmares & Dreamscapes Tour kicking off on September 16th.

Audio: Puppet Rebellion - "Watch Me Fall"

Audio: Puppet Rebellion - "Watch Me Fall"

PR: Their new EP is released on 31st August and was produced by Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Robert Plant, Ocean Colour Scene) at his own 'Magic Garden Studios' in the West Midlands, UK.

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